Lake Myvatn

Unique Lake Myvatn & the North
5 + days
Oct - Mar
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Just below the Arctic Circle, discover the beauty and unique attractions of Lake Myvatn in winter. The lake's surroundings offer an incredible variety of landscapes and geological formations. Immerse yourself in nature while the Aurora Borealis dances in the clear winter skies.

North Iceland boasts an exotic beauty, and is famous for moonlike volcanic craters, ash cones, lava fields and boiling mud pits. Opportunities for winter adventure abound with a host of optional activities to suit your mood. In the evenings this area just south of the Arctic Circle is a prime location for hunting for the Northern Lights.

Day 1: Arrive Reykjavik
Once you have landed at Keflavik Airport in Iceland, please pick up your luggage and head through customs. Transfer transfer by airport express bus and check-in at your hotel in Reykjavik city. The day is yours to rest and use at your own leisure. You might consider a visit to one of Reykjavik’s many wonderful museums including the National Museum displaying artefacts from the first settlement to the modern age, giving an excellent overview of Iceland’s history and culture, the Reykjavik 871+2 Settlement Museum, an archaeological museum based around a 10th-century Viking longhouse unearthed in 2001, the Reykjavik Art Museum and the National Gallery. The city centre is a small area characterised by eclectic and colourful houses, good shopping, dining and drinking. Reykjavík has recently established itself as a haven for food lovers, with numerous restaurants taking advantage of the abundance of local seafood, meat and game.

There are also lots of fantastic optional tours available and it is easy to visit some of the well-known natural attractions in the country’s south and west, such as the Golden Circle, the Blue Lagoon, glaciers, volcanoes, waterfalls and more. Overnight in Reykjavik.

Day 2: Reykjavik - Akureyri 
This morning make your own way to the Reykjavik Domestic Airport for the morning flight to Akureyri, the Capital of the North. On arrival in Akureyri you will be met for the  transfer to your hotel near Lake Myvatn. During your drive to the hotel you’ll get a short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, renowned for its beauty and geological wonders. The Northern Lights might dance around tonight, so be sure to take a walk before going to sleep!  2 nights in the Lake Myvatn area at Sel Hotel Myvatn or similar.

Day 3: Lake Myvatn
Today you can enjoy some of the great optional activities in the area including winter sports on the frozen lake, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tour to Dettifoss Waterfall and horseback riding.   Or treat yourself with optional spa indulgences at the naturally heated outdoor Myvatn Nature Baths - you can even visit the baths in the evening for late night relaxation in the lagoon whilst searching for the Northern Lights. 

Day 4: Akureyri, the capital of the north
Today visit Akureyri, North Iceland's trade and cultural centre, beautifully resting in a scenic fjord. In the afternoon take the flight back to Reykjavik and make your own way to your hotel. Overnight in Reykjavik at Icelandair Natura Hotel or similar.

Day 5: Departure
Arrangements end with your transfer by airport express bus back to Keflavik Airport for your onward flight. 

Add extra nights in Reykjavik and/or Lake Myvatn - please enquire

Departures: Daily October - March. No departures 21-24 & 29 Dec 2016.  Domestic flights do not operate on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. 

Includes: 2 nights in Reykjavik, 2 nights in Lake Myvtan area, breakfast daily, 2 dinners in Lake Myvtan area, return flights Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik (excluding airport taxes), return transfer Akureyri-Lake Myvatn-Akureyri, short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, return transfers Keflavik Airport to hotel on days 1 and 5 only. 

Excludes: Breakfast on arrival day, airport transfers to/from Reykjavik Domestic Airport, airport taxes, optional activities

For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.  

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2196.00
Single AUD$ 2649.00

Includes: 2 nights in Reykjavik, 2 nights in Lake Myvtan area, breakfast daily, 2 dinners in Lake Myvtan area, return flights Reykjavik-Akureyri-Reykjavik (excluding airport taxes), return transfer Akureyri-Lake Myvatn-Akureyri, short sightseeing tour of the Lake Myvatn area, return transfers Keflavik Airport to hotel on days 1 and 5 only.